Muay Thai Kickboxing Classes

Muay Thai is known worldwide as one of the most effective stand up forms of self-defense. During your class you will learn punches, kicks, elbows, and knees. All of these come together to create an awesome form of self-defense! Our Muay Thai Kickboxing program is a great workout, whether you’ve never kicked before or you are a seasoned martial artist. Using easy-to-learn techniques, you will start to see improvement in flexibility, strength, and endurance just weeks after attending classes.

Students at Renaissance Academy look forward to their Kickboxing workout. Why shouldn’t you? It’s time to stop forcing yourself to run on the treadmill, or ride the exercise bike. Try our Muay Thai Kickboxing program today and see why so many people are excited!

Coach Jamie has been training Muay Thai for 26 years with experience with many different camps and is a black belt under the legendary striking Coach Duke Roufus. Coach Roufus has coached many successful UFC fighters such as Anthony and Surgio Petis, Tyrone Woodley and Alan Belcher.

What Is Muay Thai

Muay Thai is a form of hard martial art practiced in large parts of the world, including Thailand and other Southeast Asian countries.  Traditional Muay Thai today is quite a bit different from what was practiced in ancient times called ‘Muay Boran’, which uses kicks and punches in a ring with gloves similar to those used in Western Boxing.

In Muay Thai you’ll often here reference to “The Art of the Eight Limbs“. The hands, shins, elbows, and knees are all used extensively in this art, which makes it distinct from more traditional stand-up art such as boxing and karate. A practitioner of Muay Thai (“nak muay“) learns to strike using each of the eight “points of contact,” versus “two points” (fists) in Western boxing and “four points” (fists, feet) used in the Karate and other forms of martial arts.

Why Is Muay Thai Good For You?

A recent study showed that the average attention-span of an adult is less than 8 seconds.  In comparison a goldfish has an average attention span of 9 seconds.  A goldfish!  We’re all busy, but today we often forget to take care of ourselves and our own personal needs.  We all have families, jobs, and plenty of other things to keep us busy, but if what if you could carve out a little time for yourself, get in better shape, learn to defend yourself with the world’s #1 stand-up fighting discipline, and have fun?!

Would you be interested?

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Muay Thai kickboxing?

The biggest difference between kicking boxing and Muay Thai is that kickboxing is a 4-point striking system that involves the use of kicks and punches only, while Muay Thai is an 8-point striking system involving the use of not only kicks and punches but also elbows and knees.

Does Muay Thai have belts?

There is no universal system of belts or levels in Muay Thai, although some gyms and organizations do use a ranking system to indicate a student’s skill level.

Is Muay Thai good for self defense?

Muay Thai’s practical application makes it perfect for self-defense. Its effectiveness is undisputed, which is why it has become the go-to striking base in mixed martial arts and one of the world’s most popular and fast-growing martial arts sports.

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